Founding group

Our History:

Impacted by the effects of breast cancer in one way or another and inspired by breast cancer survivors, this group of people was moved to come together and raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in 2011. Led by its founder, Gregory Cantrell, these passionate individuals created the unincorporated nonprofit association called the New Orleans Friends of the BCRF and produced the first fundraising event which was held on the West Bank of New Orleans in the Bed and Breakfast on the Point. 

The popularity of the event led the group to partner with the Hard Rock Café New Orleans where they produced "BreastFest", an event that evolved into three parties in one night. Starting with a VIP party at venues such as the ACME Oyster House or Richard Fisk’s Martini bar, the party morphed into a second line and took to the streets of the French Quarter led by one of New Orleans’ brass bands. Lastly, the party continued at the Hard Rock where patrons enjoyed live music, a silent auction, and complimentary food and beverages. It was truly a great time!

 

During the five year run as an unincorporated nonprofit association, the group raised over $45,000 for the BCRF and conducted two benefit dinners raising over $10,000 for local ladies fighting breast cancer.

Toward the goal of making an even larger impact, the group decided to form a nonprofit corporation in the state of Louisiana; Krewe de Pink was formed in 2015 and officially became a tax exempt nonprofit charity in the state of Louisiana that same year. We now raise money for the Tulane Cancer Center's efforts for fighting breast cancer.

 

In a city known for festivals and celebrations, New Orleans is the perfect place to conduct a Krewe de Pink event. So join us in the spring when we’ll be running along the Mississippi River in pink bras or join us in the fall to attend the Pink Prom where we’ll be decked out in tuxedos and formal gowns – we have something for everyone!

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Our Vision 

That everyone in the greater New Orleans area knows about Krewe de Pink and desires to participate in one of our events.

 

Our Mission

Krewe de Pink is a team of concerned and passionate individuals who produce two fundraising events per year: the Pink Bra Run and the Pink Prom. Krewe de Pink does this in order to raise financial support for organizations that are dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for breast cancer. We operate in this manner because we have all been affected by the terrible disease in one way or another and wish to see the disease eradicated. Dedicated to producing events with New Orleans flair, our participants will experience an event like no other!